Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2012

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Tasting Note: "Bright plum, graphite and cherry aromas with vanilla notes. Excellent purple-black color. In the mouth...

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Typically 50 to 55% new oak to add structure A blend of seven pieces in Monforte and Novello and top of hills, ripens relatively late end of sept... Read more

Sandrones 2010 Barbera dAlba is remarkably juicy and exuberant. There is plenty of rich, fleshy fruit in the glass, but at the same time, I expecte... Read more

A lush, modern style, delivering plenty of power on a supple texture. Possesses definition and balance, intensity and length — just about all you c... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Vintage: 2011 09/17/2013

Typically 50 to 55% new oak to add structure A blend of seven pieces in Monforte and Novello and top of hills, ripens relatively late end of september beginning of october Smoky, dark, and a bit matte on the nose with early notes of clove and vanilla over vaguely jammy fruit. Silky, with acids that are soft for Barbera, there is nice plum skin and black currant fruit on the palate and the oak is surprisingly well integrated, leaving this rich yet not heavy in the mouth with some mineral accents popping on the backend before the oak spice takes control on the long finish which shows tart cherry fruit but surprisingly little wood tannin. A bit of a silky powerhouse. 89pts


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Vintage: 2010 03/19/2013

Sandrones 2010 Barbera dAlba is remarkably juicy and exuberant. There is plenty of rich, fleshy fruit in the glass, but at the same time, I expected to find more minerality and energy in this vintage. On the plus side, the French oak, which can som... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Luciano Sandrone Barbera dAlba 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2014

A lush, modern style, delivering plenty of power on a supple texture. Possesses definition and balance, intensity and length — just about all you could ask for in a Barbera. Drink now through 2015.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2014

Sandrone’s 2010 Barbera d’Alba is remarkably juicy and exuberant. There is plenty of rich, fleshy fruit in the glass, but at the same time, I expected to find more minerality and energy in this vintage. On the plus side, the French oak, which can sometimes be dominant, is better integrated than it has been at times. Overall, the 2010 is an excellent choice for drinking over the near and medium term. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2016.


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Vintage: 2010 01/16/2013

A lush, modern style, delivering plenty of power on a supple texture. Possesses definition and balance, intensity and length--just about all you could ask for in a Barbera. Drink now through 2015. -BS Wine Spectator. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Luciano Sandrone Barbera dAlba 750ml


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

The 2009 Barbera dandrsquo;Alba impresses for its silkiness, finesse and sheer harmony. This is a mid-weight vintage for the Barbera, but here, too, the wineandrsquo;s balance is totally irresistible. This shows lovely mid-palate pliancy in a feminine style that is incredibly appealing. Sweet dark cherries, flowers and subtle hints of French oak linger on the polished, impeccable finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011andndash;2016.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

The 2009 Barbera d’Alba impresses for its silkiness, finesse and sheer harmony. This is a mid-weight vintage for the Barbera, but here, too, the wine’s balance is totally irresistible. This shows lovely mid-palate pliancy in a feminine style that is incredibly appealing. Sweet dark cherries, flowers and subtle hints of French oak linger on the polished, impeccable finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011–2016.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 10/20/2012

Bright saturated ruby. Extremely primary aromas of cassis, spices and violet, with an enticing suggestion of candied berries. Very dense and lively, with firm structure and superb fruit. Finishes tight and long, in need of some bottle aging. This very impressive barbera was bottled in July of 2011.


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Ratings & Tags for Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba

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2011 09/17/2013

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2007 02/10/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Note: "Bright plum, graphite and cherry aromas with vanilla notes. Excellent purple-black color. In the mouth, it exhibits excellent fruit and balanced, integrated acidity with oak notes at the edges and into the finish (approximately half were new wood). There is very good mid palate richness supported by the acidity and wood notes. On the finish, persistent sweet dark fruits and oak. Drink 2015-2022" - Winery Vineyard: "Barbera is a delicate and demanding grape variety. A meticulous search throughout the area for the very best soils, combined with best-practices agronomical decisions and particular attention to vinification enable us to reveal the very best qualities of this wine. The optimum degree of ripening, achieved also thanks to very low yields, translates into a glass of round, rich, fruity wine with a balanced acid content." - Winery

Tasting Note: "Bright plum, graphite and cherry aromas with vanilla notes. Excellent purple-black color. In the mouth, it exhibits excellent fruit and balanced, integrated acidity with oak notes at the edges and into the finish (approximately half were new wood). There is very good mid palate richness supported by the acidity and wood notes. On the finish, persistent sweet dark fruits and oak. Drink 2015-2022" - Winery Vineyard: "Barbera is a delicate and demanding grape variety. A meticulous search throughout the area for the very best soils, combined with best-practices agronomical decisions and particular attention to vinification enable us to reveal the very best qualities of this wine. The optimum degree of ripening, achieved also thanks to very low yields, translates into a glass of round, rich, fruity wine with a balanced acid content." - Winery

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